Re-Sourcing the River, USC Integrated IRP LA River Studio Online

Los Angeles River as an Integrated Water Resource?
For this studio USC graduate landscape architecture students studied the Los Angeles Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and the potential impacts that a range of progressive water measures will have on the Los Angeles River. Increasingly the water that feeds the river (and fuels the revitalization) is being targeted by water managers for re-use or treatment and the river is increasingly being seen as a water user or “feature” that must be allocated water that could otherwise be supplying users. This studio examined how the future River, planned as an ecological open space, can be best integrated or adapted to these future measures.